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By Mark Davis
The nation founders, the Lone Star State thrives
Topic - Samuel J. Locklear Iii
While Adm. Sam Locklear said it was obvious Chinese military power is growing, he suggested it remains unclear whether China will seek in the long-term to be a hard adversary to the U.S. — so Washington should be working overtime on steering Beijing toward a cooperative security posture.
Army Gen. Keith B. Alexander, the commander of the new U.S. Cyber Command, this week defended the creation of the military's digital war-fighting command and its training of cyberwarriors for future high-tech combat.
Six four-star military officials Thursday warned senators that, if they do not ratify the Law of the Sea Treaty, the U.S. would have to rely on military might alone to project power and could lose access to energy resources in the extended U.S. continental sea shelves.
Chinese cyberattacks and electronic intrusions into U.S. computer networks in peacetime are part of the preparations for a future high-technology war against the United States, according to the U.S. Pacific Command's new commander.
Admiral Locklear warns that the "risk of miscalculation" that could trigger a wider conflict in a tense territorial standoff between China and Vietnam is high and urged both nations to exercise restraint.
Locklear also said Friday that the Asian neighbors should resolve their territorial conflicts on the basis of international law.